Young playwrights take on the most daunting of themes without blanching. How about divining the nature of the Divinity in one show and resolving the nature vs. nurture debate in another? One looks almost like a comedy routine (sitting on a throne, not stand-up) but with profound implications. That would be David Javerbaum’s An Act of God, which ran on Broadway in 2015. Rarely Done performs the show through Sept. 30 at Jazz Central.
United only by their juxtaposition on the calendar, two shows running now are extraordinary celebrations of American wit. Once defined as “educated insolence,” wit implies brilliance of mind and quickness of insight, as opposed to mere humor, which can be flat-footed and obvious, like a Neil Simon gag.
As the days grow shorter, summer theater companies roll out titles many audiences may not know. Two are making area premieres but both have familiar contents. Over at Auburn’s Merry-Go-Round Playhouse through Sept. 16, the musical version of Ghost, which ran only 136 performances in 2012, adapts the 1990 movie, one of the all-time popular romantic flicks, and still a hot property on Netflix.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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